Food and Fireworks on July Fourth

It’s the Fourth of July again. The fireworks left over from last year have been tested and Dads from all over America have determined what combustible products they’ll need to light up the night sky. If you look closely, you can see a Santa Clause-like twinkle in the eye of family men as they get … Continue reading Food and Fireworks on July Fourth

Cheesecake Surprised?

Before cheesecakes became popular, they were served in the more obscure eatery’s. It was an atypical dessert and simply not for everyone. Sort of like Tiramisu until it became trendy. Now there are cheesecakes everywhere, and I mean everywhere. Cheesecake cupcakes, lollipops, muffins, brownies, pies, even cheesecake flavored ice cream, and the cheesy dessert trend … Continue reading Cheesecake Surprised?

The Art Of Desserts

Many years ago I sold desserts from my online shop Delightful Biteful. If you haven't sold products online, I'm here to tell you, it's anything but easy. A relaxing diversion was editing and posting pictures of the desserts for sale on my website. The irresistible cakes, pastries, and chocolates reminded me of the reason for … Continue reading The Art Of Desserts

The Many Flavors of Ice Cream

Decadent Ice Cream Sundaes

The world has grown in so many ways and ice cream has evolved along with it.  I was thinking about all the wonderful ice cream flavors there are to choose from today and it’s often hard to decide. I sometimes feel the quiet impatience underneath the pleasant demeanor of the young ice cream server. There … Continue reading The Many Flavors of Ice Cream

Shedding Holiday Pounds

I come from an Italian family so I am used to resisting temptation. Italians only care that you eat. Weight gain and dieting are irrelevant when a fabulous meal has been placed on the table. It is by far the most important family activity. I have had some of my most interesting moments around the … Continue reading Shedding Holiday Pounds

Celebrating Swedish History & Desserts

The Swedes are groundbreakers when it comes to humanitarian posturing. They believe in gentility and peaceful resolutions on interpersonal as well as societal levels. Sweden has been successful as a monarchy since it's inception and is still ruled today by a King and a parliamentary system. However, Sweden has had its share of war throughout … Continue reading Celebrating Swedish History & Desserts

Tribute to Chocolate

I was recently asked why I had not written about chocolate since it is the reigning champion of many of the world's greatest desserts. I did not intend to be remiss on the subject, so this is my first official salute to chocolate, and it will probably not be the last. It's Humble Beginnings Anthropologists … Continue reading Tribute to Chocolate